India’s Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth crashed out within the opening spherical of the Indonesia Open badminton event after dropping in straight video games, right here on Wednesday.
Whereas world no. 8 Sen misplaced to compatriot H S Prannoy 10-21, 9-21 in an all-Indian first spherical conflict, world no. 11 Srikanth, who was making a comeback after practically a month, was shocked by forty first ranked Brice Leverdez of France 21-23, 10-21.
That is Srikanth’s first loss towards the 36-year-old Frenchman of their six conferences.
Sen, who’s in pink scorching kind, clinched his first-ever Tremendous 500 title this 12 months. The 20-year-old reached the finals of the distinguished All England Championships and was additionally a part of the Indian males’s crew that lifted the historic Thomas Cup crown.
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Apparently, this was Prannoy’s first-ever win towards Sen out of their three head-to-head conferences up to now.
Within the doubles motion, the duo of M R Arjun and Dhruv Kapila opened their account with a win, getting the higher of upper ranked Japanese pair of Kelichiro Matsui and Yoshinori Takeuchi 27-25, 18-25, 21-19.
Nonetheless, it was curtains for the ladies’s duo of Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam, dropping 9-21, 10-21 to China’s Zhang Shu Xian and Zheng Yu in simply 28 minutes.
The marketing campaign additionally ended for an additional girls’s pairing of Haritha M Harinarayan and Ashna Roy because the duo additionally suffered straight-game defeat towards South Korea’s Jeong Na Eun and Kim Hye Jeong.
Within the Sen versus Prannoy sport, the previous was in no match in entrance of over-aggressive Prannoy, who regardless of trailing 3-6 at one level, made a robust comeback, courtesy some good pictures.
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The 29-year-old ultimately prolonged his result in 21-10 and pocketed the primary sport simply.
Within the second sport, Prannoy continued from the place he left off and took a large 11-3 lead.
Trailing, Sen was anticipated to make a comeback, however Prannoy’s unplayable cross-court smashes made it a tough affair for the previous.